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September 3, 2014

The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. The landmark bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), and over the past 50 years Congress has used the act to designate 109.5 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. The North Face ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers reflects on the …